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Personal Logs

Posted on Mon Jan 6th, 2014 @ 9:59pm by Captain Simorina ka'NiH

Hey everyone,

Great job with those personal logs! So far, we've got seven this month, more than any I can remember in any past month. Let's keep up the good work!

It has come to my attention that in the TV series, people have both personal logs and duty logs. For example, there are Captain's personal logs, about personal life, and Captain's duty logs, about duty and ship related things. I think both of these are great, so to clear up any confusion, if you're going to post a duty log, have your title say "Doctor's log" or "Engineer's log" or just "Duty Log" and then the stardate (found to the right of the page). You can also do a cute title in addition to that information if you wish, and make sure it says duty log somewhere at the top of the log. Same for personal logs, let's try to say Personal log somewhere in the title or first line. That way, we can have both types of logs without being confused. These are a great way to understand both how your character thinks and how he does his job, while mission posts are more something about what your character is doing. I like to think about it as mission posts are where you do things, personal logs are where you talk about things, either like a diary, duty report, or personal letter.

Happy posting!



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